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You're Trying to Put Words in My Mouth:' Franklin Graham Spars With O'Donnell Over Obama's Faith


"nobody knows a man's heart except God"

This weekend, Rev. Franklin Graham (son of Billy) shocked the media when he seemed to question the president's place of birth, or at least wondered why the president won't produce his birth certificate. Lawrence O'Donnell took notice, and on Monday night, he invited Graham on the program for one of his trademarked, contentious interviews.

In it, O'Donnell tried to blast Graham for seeming to support Donald Trump. But the real fireworks came when O'Donnell played part of Graham's weekend ABC interview in which he said this about Obama's faith:

"For him, going to church means he’s a Christian. For me, the definition of a Christian is whether we have given our life to Christ and are following him in faith, and we have trusted him as our Lord and Savior. That’s the definition of a Christian, it’s not as to what church you’re a member of. A membership doesn’t make you a Christian."

"So, Rev. Graham, the president telling you he's a Christian isn't good enough for you," O'Donnell asked smugly. "I suppose anyone telling you they're a Christian isn't good enough for you because of the definition you just laid out there. Because you don't look into the person's heart. "

Graham responded: "You're trying to put words in my mouth."

How did it end? Well, O'Donnell is convinced Graham's a Christian. See below:

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